Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today’s Groupon to Uptown Glassworks in Renton. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get a blow-your-own-glass-ornament activity (a $29.50 value).
- For $39, you get a blow-your-own-glass-snowman activity (an $85 value).
The experienced glass blowers at Uptown Glassworks help students of all skill levels forge liquid glass into glittering ornaments or snowmen baubles. Pupils choose their project colors from the spectrum of supplies and, with the assistance of a friendly hot-shop staff member, blend their preferred pigments into glass puddles recently dispensed from a 2,000-degree furnace. After coaxing a pleasing contour from the liquid sand, students set projects to cool in the bonny confines of a 1,000-degree furnace, which ensures that pieces stay crack-free while heat disperses. Groups of friends and off-duty sousaphone players all enjoy the opportunity to work together and create a seasonal memento. Uptown Glassworks’ ambiance awakens artistry with vaulted ceilings, generous space, and rafter beams set within a building built in 1902.